Roberts to perform for MS Challenge

Country-western singer Julie Roberts will perform a show at Evolution Fitness Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of “Multiple Sclerosis Challenge.”

All proceeds from the free event will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

More than 100 items will be auctioned off, and there will be free activities for children at the family-oriented event, which will start at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Roberts will perform from 2-4 p.m. The show will take place on the north side of Evolution Fitness, which used to be Gold’s Gym.

At its July 8 meeting, the Sartell City Council granted an events permit for “MS Challenge” and wished its organizers the best of luck.

Roberts, who hails originally from South Carolina, had a Billboard hit with her song “Break Down Here” in 2004. Her fourth album, “Men and Mascara,” released in 2006 reached number four on the Top Country Albums Chart.

In 2011, Roberts revealed she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then, she has given generously her time and money to the cause of fighting the disease.

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

photo by Peter Kramer, Getty Images
Julie Roberts

Dennis Dalman

Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.
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